Department of Anthropology

Laboratories and Field Schools

The Anthropology Department operates four laboratories:

  • Archaeology Laboratory
    In the Archaeology Laboratory students have the opportunity to examine artifacts from our active fieldwork program and process data from ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction surveys.
  • Communications Laboratory
    The Communications Laboratory is equipped for the study and analysis of linguistic data and language dynamics.
  • Biological and Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
    This laboratory contains bones, casts, and demonstration material for the study of human evolution, human variation and the forensic application of human skeletal analysis.
  • Nellie B. Gray Socio-cultural Anthropology Laboratory
    This laboratory allows students to explore both material and non-material aspects of the world's cultures




Field Schools in Archaeology

Hands-on research and experiential learning are major ingredients of many of our archaeology courses (e.g. Advanced Landscape Archaeology, Public Archaeology, Remote Sensing), but intensive training in archaeological excavation, recording, and artifact analysis is best learned through our formal archaeological field schools. Our archaeological field school at Grand-Pré examines the remains of early colonial Nova Scotia and is one of the longest-running programs of its kind. In recent years, we have also been operating a successful field program at Cafetal Angerona in Cuba, one of the Caribbean region's largest 19th century coffee plantations.

For more information, consult the Anthropology Courses link or contact Dr. Jonathan Fowler at

Labs and Field Schools - Fowler